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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 reviews of Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and usability are generally positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the connectivity and reception.

size, performance, screen, usability, camera

reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Kaloyan C. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review

 

Once again, Sony has unleashed a monster upon the world, this time around called the Xperia XA1 Ultra. It's the bigger sibling to the XA1, packing most of the same hardware in a larger form factor, with a couple of improvements.

Great, accurate display ; Snappy performance with next to no slowdowns ; Near-stock Android ; Solid battery life

The seams around the edges aren’t great to look at ; Cameras are nowhere near the quality Sony promises them to be ; The earpiece is too quiet

May, 2017

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

 

Sony announced the X series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, marking the death of the Z line and a new path for the Japanese manufacturer.

Sony's Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra might not be flagship devices, but their edge-to-edge displays are great. So much so that we'd love to have seen them on both the Xperia XZs and the Xperia XZ Premium. Just imagine how fabulous a 4K HDR edge-to-edge...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review

 

A simply massive phone with a 16MP selfie camera – one for the youth, then...

Huge, rolling display

Lower-end processor

A massive phone, but one that operates well enough under one finger (if you can hold it straight, that is...)

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: David Court (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra review: Sony’s mid-range phones look stunning

 

It's hard to get excited about mid-range Android phones but the XA1 has two significant points of difference

It’s hard to get excited about mid-range Android phones. Essentially they’re shiny oblongs filled with the specs found in previous year’s flagship smartphones. This XA1 has two significant points of difference from the rule above, however. First, the...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review

 

The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has a nearly bezel-less display and runs on the MediaTek Helio P20 chipset, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Large, pretty bezel-less display ; Sturdy build

No fingerprint sensor ; Not ergonomic ; Lacks power/speed ; Battery life could have been better

If you can get past the lack of a fingerprint sensor, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is a dependable smartphone for big-screen phone lovers. It's just not the best value for your money at nearly Rs. 30,000.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra hands-on review

 

The 5.5in Xperia XZ Premium not big enough for you? Then take a look at the 6in Xperia XA1 Ultra

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Sjay (very.co.uk)

Poor

 

I've had this phone less than 2months and the speaker has gone already. The screen isint responsive and freezes.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Billybob94 (very.co.uk)

Brilliant buy

 

Brilliant phone, so many features. Lovely big screen so clear. Fantastic camera, I had an iPhone 5c and was looking to upgrade, decided the iPhones were not worth all the money so shopped around. After looking at many makes came across a bargain in...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: cazp1991 (very.co.uk)

Awesome phone

 

Only had few days but works do much better than my previous Sony phone it is quite a large phone but everything is really good

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Brian (very.co.uk)

Not the best.

 

The handset is average at best. Had to return it twice due to it losing WiFi connection. On the second return Very replaced the handset.

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2700
Battery performance:2700
Continuous audio playback time:55 / 64.9
Continuous video playback time:64.9 / 8.6
Gaming time:8.6
Standby time (2G):658
Standby time (3G):466 / 708
Standby time (4G):671
Talk time (2G):13.25
Talk time (3G):10 / 11.9

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Geotagging:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:3200, 6400, Auto
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / Pink / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:6
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 100 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:367
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, Mid, MP3, OTA, WAV, eAAC+ / 3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OTA,WAV,eAAC+
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video compression format:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, AVRCP, DID, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:EAP,EAP-PEAP,EAP-TLS,MSCHAPv2,TKIP,WPA / EAP,EAP-PEAP,EAP-TLS,MSCHAPv2,TKIP,WPA,WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Mali-T880
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor model:Helio P20 / MT6757

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7 / 7 (Nougat) / 7.0 / Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:DDR3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
RAM type:DDR3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:24

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.319
Height:6.5
Weight:6.63
Width:3.11